Broadway great and Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Elaine Stritch has died at the age of 89.
Although the actress was best known for career on the stage with credits including “Bus Stop,” “Sail Away” and “The King and I,” the five-time Tony nominee had quite an impressive TV and movie career as well.
Stritch appeared in two Woody Allen films, “September” (1987) and “Small Time Crooks” (2000) and more recently appeared alongside Jane Fonda in “Monster-In-Law” (2005) and voiced a character in “ParaNorman” (2012).
She won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a
Comedy Series in 2007 for her role as Colleen Donaghy, the mother
of Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock.” She was nominated four other times for the part, and has two other Emmy wins as well, for a guest role on “Law & Order” in 1992 and the HBO presentation of her one-woman show “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” in 2004.
The comedy great famously lived in the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan
throughout the course of her career, before moving to Birmingham,
Mich., last year.
Stritch was married to actor John Bay, who passed away in 1982.